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A woman collects data using a mobile phone.
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In Cape Town, everybody counts

This week was the first ever UN World Data Forum in Cape Town. During three full days, experts explored how to measure progress towards the SDGs.

Art student putting finishing touches to the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.
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Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A mountainous landscape in Malawi with a solo motorbike.
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A UK eyesight crisis – and how different it could have been elsewhere

Earlier this week, my mother nearly went blind. In less than a day, the pressure in one of her eyes went from the norm of 10-21mm Hg to 81 mm Hg.

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf
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“Rather than a negative attitude, it’s a lack of awareness”

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf and a passionate disability activist.

A group of villagers sit on the ground under a tree during a CATCH screening camp in Mozambique.
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WHO global action plan: slowly but surely…

We ensure all our projects have an advocacy component, providing an opportunity for us to explore systemic and structural challenges that impact our work.

An audience is looking forward in a lecture room.
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Hear my Voice report launch: a huge success

Sightsavers Tanzania organised an advocacy event to launch the report ‘Hear My Voice: old age and disability are not a curse’.

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Sightsavers at the 2016 party conferences

Gaining insights at the 2016 Labour and Conservative party conferences.

Eye examinations taking place in an office.
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Localising the ‘leave no one behind’ promise in Zimbabwe

The world has agreed on 17 goals that can propel the world to the next level. But the next 15 years will have to be filled with action.

A group of peer researchers and speakers gather at the launch of the report on Voices of the Marginalised in Tanzania.
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Tanzania ‘Voices of the Marginalised’ launch: not long to go

Speakers will talk about the importance of improving quality of life and access to services for older people, and those with disabilities.

Hauwa'u Makada sits on the floor waiting for trichasis surgery with her brothers. Her wheelchair is nearby.
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NTDs and inclusion: the importance of community participation

Sightsavers is committed to ensuring all our health programmes, including those to treat neglected tropical diseases, reach the most marginalised people.

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